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Rejoinder To Boettke On Coasean Economics And Communism


  • Walter Block

    (Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business)


In the view of Boettke (1998), Coase (1960) casts lights of understanding in a myriad of fields, including, preeminently, property rights theory and the Soviet system of economics. The claim of the present author, in sharp contrast, is that this seminal article of Coase’s is a snare and a delusion. It has led economists down a mistaken path for lo this past half century, and Boettke (1998) is but one more unfortunate example of this.

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  • Walter Block, 2010. "Rejoinder To Boettke On Coasean Economics And Communism," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 5(3), pages 9-30, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:5:y:2010:i:3:p:9-30

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    1. Klein, Peter G, 1996. "Economic Calculation and the Limits of Organization," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 9(2), pages 3-28.
    2. Peter Lewin, 1982. "Pollution Externalities: Social Cost and Strict Liability," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 2(1), pages 205-229, Spring.
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